- Some unvaccinated people call themselves purebred on TikTok.
- People have used the hashtags #purebloods and #unvaxxed, claiming they want to be called the first term.
- This term comes from the Harry Potter series and refers to families with unmixed magical backgrounds.
In homage to the Harry Potter series, some unvaccinated people refer to themselves as “purebred” on TikTok.
People have started using the hashtags #purebloods and #unvaxxed on the exchange platform and say they want to be named under the first term. In J.K. Rowling’s books, the word “pure blood” used to belong to families of wizards with a “pure” pedigree, or an unmixed lineage that has never married nonmagical people. It also has a darker connotation of superiority over those whose bloodlines are a mixture of magical and non-magical ancestors.
One outstanding TikToker, conservative influencer Lindsey Marie, posted a video last week with added hashtags.
“From now on, I refuse to call me unvaccinated. I want everyone to call me purebred now, ”wrote Marie, who has 27,900 followers on TikTok.
Another TikTok user ID drakapuffdaddy expressed his admiration for the term in his own video.
“Dude, are you purebred? Yes, I’m purebred, ”he said in the video. “No more” unvaccinated “- purebreds!”
Other TikTok users simply superimposed the word “purebred” on their videos.
Tiktok users who referred to themselves as “purebred” in the TikTok videos above did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.
Darker connotations of the word “purebred”
In Harry Potter, famous “purebred” families such as the Malfoys and Lestranges joined Lord Voldemort and established the reign of terror in the wizarding world.
The implication that non-“purebreds” are perceived as less was also made clear in a famous conversation between Harry Potter and his childhood nemesis, “purebred” son Draco Malfoy.
During the conversation, Malfoy refers to Potter’s friend, Hermione Granger, “a dirty little mudblood,” humiliating to non-wizard descendants.
Rowling’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request from Insider for comment on the use of the word “purebred” to describe the unvaccinated.
This trend is evident at a time when America is grappling with a spike in COVID-19 infections and more infectious variants of the virus like Delta and Mu.
A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that unvaccinated Americans 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated Americans. The CDC also found that unvaccinated people accounted for 84% of deaths reported in the US from June to July. this year. The results of this study corroborate the statement made by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walenski in July when she named COVID-19. “Pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
In accordance with New York Times COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker, at least 63% of people eligible for vaccination in the United States received one dose. Only 54% of the US population eligible for vaccination were fully vaccinated.